Skip to main content

CintaNotes: Free Note Taking App That Clips Notes From Anywhere

CintaNotes is a portable notes keeping application that provides a convenient way to store snippets of information collected from websites, documents and various other sources. It also acts as a personal notes manager. You can organize your notes by adding tags, search and sort through them easily by date of creation, title, size etc. Previously CintaNotes was available as a commercial product. Last month the developers released a new version and with it moved to the so called “freemium” model, also known as shareware, where basic functionality is offered for free and premium features can be had for a price.

We saw some note taking applications in the past (see end of article), but CintaNotes is different. Say, you are browsing the web or reading a Word or PDF document and you come across a curious fact, an interesting piece of news, an inspiring quote – anything that you want to save for later. If CintaNotes is running in the background, all you have to do is select the text and press CTRL+F12 on your keyboard and the note is automatically created and saved. You don’t even have to bring up the application.


The title of the source application window is saved along with and if you copied the text from a website, CintaNotes will automatically save the URL of the page along with your note. You can optionally assign a title and keyword tags that can be used to search and organize notes at a later time.

CintaNotes features an instant search that quickly locates keywords within notes as you type them. Other features include merging of notes, import/export, integrated backup and support for clickable Internet links.

Being totally portable, you can run CintaNotes directly from a flash drive.

Another useful feature comes from the way the application stores notes. Notes are saved in a single notebook file called "cintanotes.db". The notebook file can be saved anywhere on the hard disk. This means that you can save them inside your Dropbox or SkyDrive folder or any other synchronization tool you use and have it automatically synced across all your computers. This also makes it possible to create multiple notebooks. The premium version has a feature that allows the user to seamlessly switch from one notebook to another. But the free one is good enough.

Other Note Taking Applications:


Popular posts from this blog

How to Record CPU and Memory Usage Over Time in Windows?

Whenever the computer is lagging or some application is taking too long to respond, we usually fire up task manager and look under the Performance tab or under Processes to check on processor utilization or the amount of free memory available. The task manager is ideal for real-time analysis of CPU and memory utilization. It even displays a short history of CPU utilization in the form of a graph. You get a small time-window, about 30 seconds or so, depending on how large the viewing area is.

Diagram 101: Different Types of Diagrams and When To Use Them

Diagrams are a great way to visualize information and convey meaning. The problem is that there’s too many different types of diagrams, so it can be hard to know which ones you should use in any given situation. To help you out, we’ve created this diagram that lays out the 7 most common types of diagrams and when they’re best used:

How to Schedule Changes to Your Facebook Page Cover Photo

Facebook’s current layout, the so called Timeline, features a prominent, large cover photo that some people are using in a lot of different creative ways. Timeline is also available for Facebook Pages that people can use to promote their website or business or event. Although you can change the cover photo as often as you like, it’s meant to be static – something which you design and leave it for at least a few weeks or months like a redesigned website. However, there are times when you may want to change the cover photo frequently and periodically to match event dates or some special promotion that you are running or plan to run. So, here is how you can do that.